Skip to Main Content (Press Enter)
The Second Coming by Garth Risk Hallberg
Add The Second Coming to bookshelf
Add to Bookshelf

The Second Coming

Best Seller
The Second Coming by Garth Risk Hallberg
Hardcover $32.00
May 28, 2024 | ISBN 9780593536926

Buy from Other Retailers:

See All Formats (2) +
  • $32.00

    May 28, 2024 | ISBN 9780593536926

    Buy from Other Retailers:

  • May 28, 2024 | ISBN 9780593536933

    Buy from Other Retailers:

  • May 28, 2024 | ISBN 9780593906934

    1356 Minutes

    Buy from Other Retailers:

Buy the Audiobook Download:

Listen to a sample from The Second Coming

Product Details

Praise

“At its core, this is a tale of the love that makes a family and how it does so.”
Booklist (starred review)

“Reading Garth Risk Hallberg is a constant delightful surprise—you never know what’s coming next: a gorgeous turn of phrase, a perfect pop culture reference, a brilliant new observation, a jaw-dropping plot twist. And all of these gifts are on full display in The Second Coming, a story about a father bound up by his mistakes, a daughter bound up in her silence, and a family in need of saving. It’s a beautiful and daring novel, as inventive as it is breathtaking.” —Nathan Hill, author of Wellness

“A portrait of a daughter in crisis and a father in need of redemption, Garth Risk Hallberg’s The Second Coming is a powerful statement about the clarifying sense of purpose to be found in parental love, and how we demand more of ourselves for the sake of our children. Hallberg’s Ethan is a fascinating study in whether a certain kind of arrested American male, consumed early on by purposelessness and addiction, can in fact have a second act, even if his first is still, somehow, belatedly, being written, and not entirely by him.” —Matthew Thomas, author of We Are Not Ourselves

“Garth Risk Hallberg’s The Second Coming is a sprawling, aching, ultimately hopeful account of a father’s love for a daughter and a daughter’s defiance of that love when all too often it manifests as dysfunction. Hallberg deals with the dilemma of parental inheritance with a light touch, and the grace that finally descends on the Aspern clan is not only transformative but triumphant.” —Joshua Ferris, author of Then We Came to the End

“Garth Risk Hallberg’s great gift is his ability to translate epic themes into intensely intimate, cumulatively powerful novels. Full of tension and emotion and populated by vivid characters and ideas, The Second Coming builds word by word to capture the intricacies of life while revealing its own breathtaking scope. This is a world you can fully enter and explore—one that resembles our own while expanding our understanding of who we are.” —Christina Baker Kline, author of #1 New York Times best seller Orphan Train

Looking for More Great Reads?
21 Books You’ve Been Meaning to Read
Back to Top